The hidden gems of PlayStation Plus Extra

Looking for something totally different? From award-winning platformers to slow-burning undersea adventures, check out a huge selection of must-play indie hits available now with PlayStation Plus Extra.

Ghostrunner

Fast, furious and unforgiving, Ghostrunner’s first-person parkour combat isn’t for the faint of heart.

There’s little margin for error as you slice and dice through Ghostrunner’s cyberpunk city, but master its mechanics and you’ll find yourself in a thrilling state of flow that few other games can match.

For players who liked: Cyberpunk 2077, DOOM Eternal

Genre: Action/platformer

Ashen

Danger may be waiting around Ashen’s every corner, but its striking art direction and world design make it a joy to explore.

Borrowing liberally from mainstream action RPGs, Ashen feels instantly familiar, but it sets itself apart with an innovative passive multiplayer system and an aesthetic that’s as charming as it is grim.

For players who liked: DARK SOULS: REMASTERED, ELDEN RING

Genre: Action/adventure

The Messenger

This offbeat retro side-scroller lays on the '90s nostalgia with some stellar 8 and 16-bit visuals.

Step into the speedy shoes of a young ninja on a quest to save his clan in The Messenger. Fans of old-school action platformers and chiptune soundtracks will find plenty to sink their blades into here.

For players who liked: Cuphead

Genre: Action/platformer

ABZU

Strap on your scuba gear and descend into this underwater adventure from the makers of Journey and Flower.

With a diverse ecosystem to explore, tons of secrets to uncover, and graceful swimming controls to play around with, ABZU is a chilled out aquatic trip that’s a delight to dip into.

For players who liked: Journey, The Pathless

Genre: Action/simulation

Kona

An icy interactive adventure with a surreal twist that’s sure to chill you to the bone.

Set in a remote Canadian village in the 1970s, Kona invites you to uncover the truth behind its mysterious goings-on while battling the elements and carefully manging resources to survive.

For players who liked: What Remains of Edith Finch, Amnesia: Rebirth

Genres: Mystery/survival

Blasphemous

Twisted religious imagery meets hack-and-slash combat in this gothic quest for redemption.

Don the thorn-wrapped helmet of The Penitent One and smite your way through hordes of grizzly foes in the world of Blasphemous. Pixel art aficionados will love cleaving their way through this one.

For players who liked: Hollow Knight, Bloodborne

Genre: Action/platformer

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Immerse yourself in a fresh take on turn-based RPG action, inspired by the '90s comic book series of the same name.

Brought to life by a vivid art style and snazzy character animation, Battle Chasers: Nightwar dials up the nostalgia for dungeon-crawling JRPGs. Just beware: the punchy, tactical combat also rocks.

For players who liked: FINAL FANTASY VII, The Banner Saga

Genre: Role playing/strategy

Outer Wilds

In the quiet moments on a deserted planet, at the edges of the known solar system, just before the nearest star explodes – what will you find?

Environmental storytelling and emergent puzzle solving collide in Outer Wilds. Just one more 22-minute cycle and surely you’ll be able to piece together a thread of lore that will save your skin?

For players who liked: Twelve Minutes, The Stanley Parable

Genre: Adventure/puzzle

Child Of Light

Treat yourself to the audio-visual feast of Aurora’s haunting journey through this lovingly crafted RPG.

From arresting art direction, to a wondrous sense of exploration, Child Of Light encourages you to reach for hope in a stunning watercolour world dripping with atmosphere.  

For players who liked: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Genshin Impact

Genre: RPG/Adventure

Hollow Knight

Venture into the 2D world of Hollow Knight if you dare; you might find yourself ensnared in a web of stunning artistic achievement and addictive gameplay.

Don’t be fooled by what might look like a straightforward action-platformer: Hollow Knight is packed with surprises and delights in equal measure – all lying there in wait to coax you deeper into the Hallownest…

For players who like: Cuphead

Genre: Action/platformer

Ready to discover your next adventure?

You'll find hundreds more great games of every genre in the Game Catalogue, ready to download and play if you're a PlayStation Plus Extra member. Or check out PS Plus Deluxe, where you can add the Classics Catalog, game trials and more.